Judge: animal activist harassed UCLA researchers
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — An animal rights activist who as a child was the voice of "Lucy" in several "Peanuts" television specials has been convicted of contempt of court.
A judge Thursday found that Pamelyn Ferdin violated an injunction barring the harassment of University of California, Los Angeles faculty members who do research on animals.
She demonstrated outside the researchers' homes and distributed fliers that included their photographs, home addresses and phone numbers.
Ferdin faces up to five days in jail and a $1,000 fine. She says she has "every right to hand out the leaflets" and plans to appeal.
Ferdin also appeared as a child on "The Odd Couple" and "The Brady Bunch." Link
Our judicial system continues to see these radical animal rights activists for their destructive and threatening ways. With new laws being put in place to better protect our researchers, we now need to make sure our law enforcement officials have the resources to enforce them. And hopefully our judges will use them to show these criminals that society will not accept this type of behavior.